NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The American Academy of Sciences last week offered mixed reviews for the way the White House plans to fund agencies that support genomics research in fiscal 2008.
 
In a preview of an annual report, the AAAS was critical of proposed National Institutes of Health funding, figuring that the budget is down 12 percent from the apex it hit in 2004.
 

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